A four-passenger BMW crashed into one of Miami Beach’s best-known buildings in the early hours of Thursday. The driver left the vehicle. According to police, one of the passengers who tried to escape had a loaded rifle.
No one was injured in the accident that occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on 41st Street, also known as Arthur Godfrey Road. All four BMW passengers were arrested, Miami Beach police said.
So far, no charges have been filed.
The fact location could be cleared in time for peak traffic time at 7 a.m.
UPDATE: The road has now been cleared. Investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/zSZ85puQBm
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) September 24, 2020
The accident happened in front of the Giller Building, a bluish green medical office building that has been a historic site on Alton Road and 41st Street since its construction in 1957.
According to police, a patrol car in the 900 block of 41st Street, near a Burger King that is a block and a half east of the Giller Building, saw the BMW crash into a Tesla that was parked. The BMW then headed west, jumping over a track separator until it crashed in front of the Giller Building.
The passengers ran, but the police managed to corner four of them. One was armed with a loaded ATI Omni rifle.